Student news May 9

May 11, 2004

Ten Hood College students were recently awarded The Coca-Cola Foundation Scholarship for Adult Women. Jennifer August of Point of Rocks, Md.; Adrianne B. Clark of Martinsburg, W.Va.; Diane R. Floria of Jefferson, Md.; Elizabeth V. Knight of Walkersville, Md.; Debbie J. Scharbor of Fort Smith, Ark.; Sandra C. Thornton and Bridgett Vincent, both of Frederick, Md.; Jolena M. Lee and Kelley Whiteman, both of Hagers-town; and Qin Zhang of Woodbine, Md., each received an award of $10,000 to be applied toward tuition.

Over the course of the next academic year, 10 additional students will be selected for this scholarship.

The scholarships are awarded to qualified degree-seeking women who are at least 24 years old and have completed a minimum of 24 credits of college-level course work with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher who are either transferring to Hood directly from a community or other college or who are continuing their education after an absence of several years.


For more information about applying for this scholarship and the Adult Studies Program at Hood, contact Jean Kelley, director of the adult studies program, by calling 301-696-3500, or by e-mail at

The St. John's at Prospect Hall Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted 25 new members on April 6 at the First Missionary Baptist Church of Frederick, Md.

Students were considered based on scholarship, leadership, character and service. A cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 is the initial factor in determining membership. Those students whose GPA meets the scholarship requirement were recommended by the faculty, staff and administration based on the student's personal qualities of leadership, character and service. Finally, students were interviewed by a faculty council, which made the final decision of acceptance into the National Honor Society chapter.

The following students were inducted:

Adamstown, Md.: Travis Mackintosh.

Barnesville, Md.: Marjory Jones.

Damascus, Md.: Alejandra Fuster.

Frederick: Jennifer Baker, Matthew Calcagni, Sarah Coulter, Mark Eaton, Peter Frechette, Jessica Gillett, Stephanie Marks, Meredith Phelan, Ashton Rippeon, Brittany Sigler, Meghan Warner, Phillip York. From Ijamsville: Brandon DeIuliis, Nicole DeIuliis, Scott Ritter.

Jefferson, Md.: James Duggan, Jennifer Paynter.

Middletown, Md.: Kathleen Ruppert.

Walkersville, Md.: Anna Brock, John Hogan, Job Merkel.

Woodsboro, Md.: Gillian Beach.

Three medical students from the West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division have been named Rural Family Medicine Scholars, announced Konrad C. Nau, M.D., vice chair and program director for the WVU Rural Family Medicine Residency Program.

The recipients, all in their third year of medical school, are: WVU School of Medicine students Johanna Biola of Elkins, W.Va.; Tim Devine of Kearneysville, W.Va.; and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine student Diana Bearse of Hedgesville, W.Va.

The Rural Scholar Program is an accelerated family medicine specialty program that seeks to attract the best medical students to rural family practice by offering financial incentives and an innovative integration of medical school and residency education.

The recipients will receive a stipend of $10,000 during their fourth year of medical school, and will participate in a rigorous curriculum that will include special continuity clinics and community medicine experiences.

The Rural Scholars will continue their post-graduate specialty training at the WVU Rural Family Medicine Residency Program, where they will receive advanced leadership and medical procedure training in their final year of residency. They will be able to begin their professional careers with significantly reduced medical school debt as a result of the stipend, which is funded from Gateway Foundation and WVU Foundation sources.

The WVU School of Medicine hosted a Student Awards Convocation to honor the medical students April 30, through Mountaineer Doctors' Television (MDTV) at Harpers Ferry Family Medicine Center.

Freshman Stephani Garrett of Hagerstown was one of a group of Catawba College faculty and students who attended the Southeastern Section of the Mathematical Association ofAmerica meeting in Clarksville, Tenn., March 26-27.

Garrett was a member of the school's Math Jeopardy team, which placed seventh in the competition.

Sarah N. Yost, daughter of John A. and Kristine Yost, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Mount St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg, Md.., in December and will receive her diploma at commencement ceremonies this month.

She is a 2000 graduate of North Hagerstown High School.

Joshua Robert Grahe of Hagerstown, a junior at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., has been named to the dean's list for the winter 2003-04 term.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grahe.

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